Saturday, June 27, 2015

The One That Got Away

I have one more review for your today.  I have actually been trying to read this book since March (I had 45 books to read in March).  I have been trying to litter box train my kittens (we have three kittens right now).  Kittens are so predictable when they start using a litter box.  They always stop, sniff, and then eat (yuck) the litter.  I have one that understands the purpose of the litter box, just two to go!

The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase is a contemporary romance.  Sarina Mahler is an architect living in Austin.  She is dating international lawyer, Noah who is currently spending a year in Buenos Aires.  Then she hears that Eamon Roy is returning to Austin, Texas.

Sarina never forgot Eamon Roy.  The man she had a one night stand with seven years previously.  She has moved forward with her life, but she still remembers that night (Eamon never called her after that night).  Now Eamon is moving back to Austin.  He has just finished the Olympics (swimmer who won medals) and is now starting a new job.  He wants to base his operations in Austin.   Eamon wants Sarina to be his fixer-upper. 

Noah, the boyfriend, is not really the right person for Sarina.  Everyone can see it except Sarina.  He wants her to quit working after they marry to be a stay-at-home mom.  Sarina is just starting to build up her business and plans to keep working.  Noah is more yacht club and Sarina is down to earth.  Noah does not see Sarina’s job as important.  As Sarina spends time with Eamon working on his home she gets to know him again.  Will Sarina stay with Noah (safe, predictable) or take a chance on Eamon? 

I found The One That Got Away to be unsurprising.  You knew what the end result would be from the very beginning.  I give The One That Got Away 2 out of 5 stars.   I did not find The One that Got Away enjoyable.  It was staid and expected.

I received a complimentary copy of The One That Got Away from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

I appreciate you taking the time to read my review.  I really wanted to like this book.  Not every book is for every person.  We are all unique individuals!  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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